Author: Lisa Aldin
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys move on without her.
Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni’s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine’s Rent-A-Gent Service.
But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.
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Book Review: One of the Guys
One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin is such an enjoyable book to review. It is funny and relatable. A must-read for YA contemporary fans.
I thought that Toni Valentine and her wild schemes were very entertaining. I found it very difficult to put this book down, because I wanted to read more about Toni’s latest plan and how she would pull it off. This is such a good story for those who are pressured to change. I feel like it would help them see that they don’t have to change to get people to like them.
One of the Guys is definitely a feel-good book. It’s fun and upbeat. With each page, the story grows more intense! This would be the book to curl up by the fire with on a cold day. I would say it’s the perfect book to get you out of a reading slump.
I think One of the Guys is pretty relatable; to the girls who have more boy friends than girl friends, to anyone who has made a pretty big mistake and suffered some severe consequences, to basically everyone, really. I really like a book that I can make connections to, it gives the book a special place in your heart, if that makes sense. When you desperately need something to read, you know you can count on those kinds of books to please you.
I think any contemporary fans should give this book a try. It’s not predictable at all and not mushy. This is a real boredom buster!